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Old 08-31-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Speed Traps and Holidays... Rant

So I just got pulled over today for speeding down a road. What really makes me mad about it was that the officer was at the bottom of down hill curve and just sitting there with his radar waiting for some idiot (me). I tried talking to the officer about how I didn't notice the speed increase while I was coming down the hill. He didn't want anything to do with it and sadly still gave me a ticket. But, the thing I I hate the most is the big presence of cops there are on holiday weekends, but I understand why they're there. But really? In the middle of the day? I mean don't you have better things to do then to sit at a bottom of a hill? ...Anyways, now I have probably a $200+ ticket that I have to pay off which is going to be a bitch in itself.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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Been there, feel your pain. But, somebody has to pay the governor, as taxes and fees and surcharges and more taxes and then even more taxes just don't cover it.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:59 PM   #3
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So I just got pulled over today for speeding down a road. What really makes me mad about it was that the officer was at the bottom of down hill curve and just sitting there with his radar waiting for some idiot (me). I tried talking to the officer about how I didn't notice the speed increase while I was coming down the hill. He didn't want anything to do with it and sadly still gave me a ticket. But, the thing I I hate the most is the big presence of cops there are on holiday weekends, but I understand why they're there. But really? In the middle of the day? I mean don't you have better things to do then to sit at a bottom of a hill? ...Anyways, now I have probably a $200+ ticket that I have to pay off which is going to be a bitch in itself.

Basically what you are saying is that you are not mad that you were speeding, you are mad that you got caught.
Traffic incidents are a huge problem on heavily traveled holidays, the officer was looking for any traffic violation, not just a speeding infraction. Buy a fuzzbuster, pay your fine, slow down and get over it.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:03 PM   #4
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Or drive faster so they can't catch u
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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It's also the end of the month and they have to reach their quota. Double whammy!



Shake it off OP, stuff happens.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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Or drive faster so they can't catch u
Good plan! I like this, turn a traffic infraction into a full on felony!
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:12 PM   #7
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I drive like there's a cop around every corner since I got a ticket for over 90 in a 65 in my SS.
I suggest you plead not guilty and argue your case in court if you can in Georgia. That's what
I did and got my speeding ticket reduced to a seat belt violation. 0 points vs 6 !!. Almost any
reasonable excuse will be considered in court.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:25 PM   #8
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Public safety man. Sure, it sucks when you get a ticket and you can fight it if you feel wrongly ticketed. Accidents and alcohol are a common thing any time of day, and more worse on holiday weekends. That's when we all have to be more careful especially with more cars on the street. It's Labor day weekend.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:26 PM   #9
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They love sitting at the bottom of hills every car speeds up unless you ride the brakes.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:34 PM   #10
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Not another one of these threads:/ Are you 18?
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:43 PM   #12
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I would highly suggest getting a lawyer and paying the $300 for him. Don't just pay the ticket because your insurance rates will get jacked up and you'll get points on your license.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:50 PM   #13
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really??? he gave you a ticket because you WERE SPEEDING!!! say it aint so!!! OH THE HUMANITY!!! Pay your dues and accept the consequences. no need for this
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I always love it when someone who is breaking the law is mad because they got caught doing it.
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